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APA Style Guide: 7th Edition

Entry in Online Dictionary, No Author

Examples of formatting an in-text citation for this item are outlined below:

Reference Information

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Egregious. In dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019, from

In-text Citation Guidelines



Editor(s) last name(s) and year of publication placed in brackets at the end of a paraphrased sentence. Connect final two names with '&'.

Note: If you are paraphrasing from a lengthy document, also include page, paragraph or heading info. 


Consider this a paraphrased sentence (Merriam-Webster, n.d.).                        


Sentence beginning with editor(s) last name(s) followed immediately by date in brackets; page # in brackets at the end of the quote. Connect final two names with 'and'.


According to Merriam-Webster (n.d.), "consider this a direct quote" (p. 7).

Remember, in-text citation formatting changes depending on a number of factors.

See Number of Authors, Publication Date, and Page/Paragraph Number or Heading for more information.  

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